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hit by hurricane sandy. hardest hit by >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. "cbs morning news" >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporarily stop it's offensive in the gaza strip with answers from rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the prime minister arrived in gaza this morning and visiting to show solidarity with hamas the militants who rule gaza. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. you can see the smoke over the city this morning. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing hundreds of rockets across gaza's border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas rocket launching sites and weapons storage. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed since the israeli offensive began. the conflict could escalate ev
to the election. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. recovery is slow going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and 6 million homes and businesses. and back up batteries and generators are failing knocking out one in five cell phone towers. here's a timeline video of how some 650,000 new yorkers lost power. the storm rolled in. you see the freedom tower on the right. night falls. the substation explodes. lower manhattan is plunged into darkness. mayor bloomberg said could it be days before power is restored. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing in front of the entrance to new york's fdr drive. this is one of the areas that remains flood
short. millions spend another night in the dark but help is on the way. our team of cbs news correspondents will bring you extensive coverage of the long road to recovery from hurricane sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this barrier island on the new jersey shore is one of the areas hit hardest by hurricane sandy. in a moment, we'll show you what the storm did to this community and talk to some of the people who live here. they're facing a fourth day without power as the nights grow colder. but first, the number of people who lost their lives in this storm is now up to at least 87 in nine states. in new york city, firefighters and police went door to door checking on residents. mayor michael bloomberg said the death toll in the city is up to 37 now. today, police recovered the bodies of two staten island children who were literally torn from their mother's arms and swept away on floodwaters monday. millions of people in 11 states from virginia to new hampshire are spending a fourth night in the dark.
. >> we are here for you. >> pelley: our team of cbs news correspondents will bring you comprehensive coverage of the aftermath of sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from breezy point, new york. >> pelley: good evening. we've come here because no community has seen more destruction from hurricane sandy than this. this entire neighborhood, in the new york city borough of queens, 111 homes destroyed by fire the night the storm hit. we'll have more on this in just a moment, but first, let us give you the big picture on the aftermath of sandy. nearly six million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without electricity tonight. at least 68 deaths are blamed on the storm. insurance companies tell us that well over 34,000 homeowners have put in claims for damage or destruction. in new york city, the sun finally came out today, along with the first sounds of recovery. ( bell ringing ) the stock market opened for the first time this week. buses are back and there could be some subway service tomorrow. the biggest challen
, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: cbs news has learned that general petraeus visited libya last month and called several members of congress the week before he resigned to give him his assessment ever the attack. randall -- of the attack. ran disal pinkston, cbs news -- randall pinkston, cbs news, washington. >> the f.b.i. began investigating petraeus after a woman said broadwell was sending her harassing e- mails. >>> parades marked veterans day on sunday from coast to coast. at arlington national cemetery, president obama paid tribute to those who didn't make it back home alive. the president said the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknown is intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to be there for returning veterans and their families, not just now but always. the president also noted this was the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> and this is video from the new york city veterans day parade. thousands lined the streets of manhattan
. silver linings in a dark week. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pel >> pelley: good evening. 110. that's the new death toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of just one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memories and contemplating the future. the insurance industry estimates economic losses from the storm at $50 billion. second only to hurricane katrina. more than three million homes and businesses are still without power as the nights grow colder. in parts of new york and new jersey, there's high anxiety as the gas gauge drops to empty and the lines go on for hours. this evening, new york city's mayor reversed himself and canceled sunday's new york city marathon. his hand forced b
ruling. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 23, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. with the turkey tucked away and dishes done millions of americans took part in the new american tradition holiday shopping on thanksgiving night. not even on black friday. according to one survey 17% of shoppers said they would take advantage of thanksgiving hours. the national retail federation estimates 147 million americans will shop between thursday and sunday and they will be spending big money. more than $586 billion in november and december. cbs moneywatch's erica ferrari is here. >> reporter: retailers are doing all they can to get shoppers in the door this year and that means opening up earlier and earlier on the eve of black friday. excited shoppers rush into the toys "r" us store in new york's times square. it was one of many retailers to open their doors on thanksgiving night. >> i stay home on friday but i come when i put the turkey in the oven, i run to the store. >> reporter: lines outside big box stores like best buy and discoun
wild through the streets. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 29, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. and a little more than a month the u.s. economy could experience a severe shock. that is if leaders in washington can't come up with a budget deal. scares of automatic spending cuts and tax increases could take effect january 1st. democrats moved by president obama and congressional republicans signaled they are willing to compromise on changing tax rates and spending reductions but the negotiations are moving very, very slowly. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president is sending his top two negotiators to talk with lawmakers today about possible spending cuts. he's also getting ready to take his fiscal cliff message on the road. he'll try to convince the american people the best way to avoid the fiscal cliff is to extend the bush era tax cuts for the middle class. >> it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> reporter: president obama is putting pr
. >> danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> unemployment is sure to be one of the hot topics as the candidates swing through the battleground of virginia in the last few days before the election president obama is scheduled to hold a rally in bristol tomorrow night with former president bill cline toned and singer dave matthews. mitt romney will be in fairfax monday at george mason university. >>> a judge heard argument today over policy for poll workers. both parties have poll watchers and they are typically there to answer any questions voters have about what's on the ballot. a ruling is expected before tuesday, election day. >>> the most recent polls show the senate race between george allen and tim kaine too close to call in virginia. a survey just wednesday by roanoke college gives allen a five-point edge but another poll released the same day by cbs news, the "new york times," and quinn anyipiac university was also released. tim kaine revved up the crowd. a relationship kaine's opponent, george allen is trying to portray as bad thing. >> we want those dreamers. >> repor
analysts say it could take another week. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >> half of the gas stations in that entire area are closed. that's due to lack of power, the gas trucks can't reach the stations either the refill -- to refill the tanks when they're empty. >>> service along amtrak is slowly returning to normal along the northeast corridor but still no service to new york city. amtrak is attempting to have the service to the city restored by friday. the removal of water under the hudson and east rivers is continuing and any track repairs which may be needed are expected to happen today. a schedule for friday trains is also expected to be released later today. >>> there is an urgent call from the red cross for blood donations in the wake of the storm. about 300 blood drives were canceled because of sandy across the country. if you're interested in helping keep up supplies contact the american red cross. and sandy caused a lot of devastation and can there are people -- and there are people up can down the coast who northeast -- and down the coast who need help. here at wusa9 we're
. the holland tunnel has reopened for commercial vehicles and buses. cbs news, staten island, new york. >>> now a bit more on that canceled marathon. the folks who were helping with the race have shifted their focus. now they're helping out of town runners who no longer need their hotel rooms to donate those rooms to families who have been displaced by the storm. we want to know what you think. was new york city right by canceling that marathon? a lot of folks had already gone up there if they were going to do that shouldn't it have been done days ago? drop us a line, mailbag@wusa9.com. we may get to your comments on the air monday evening. >>> okay, how does $50 for five gallons of gas sound? well, that is what some drivers in seaside heights, new jersey are paying, and that's after they went in line for four hours. more than a million people across the state are still without power, and that means no heat and the temperatures are going down. we take a live look outside right now. our own temperatures are none too warm. topper in the weather center. what can we expect? >> it's going to be chil
. >> reporter: finding a solution in a lame duck congress could prove complicates. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the budget office report says that if congress cannot find that solution and the fiscal cliff happens, unemployment would increase back up to 9.1%. >>> virginia's governor isn't waiting, bob mcdonnell already making plans in case we fall off the fiscal cliff. he's ordering all department heads to prepare to cut their budgets by 4%. >> transportation, health, the dmv, you name it. every state agency is being told to get ready. gary nuremberg has more. >> reporter: if those 4% cuts actually happen, state legislators say it is education that gets hit hard. that its transportation that gets hit hard. >> right now we don't have the money we need to invest and this will make things worse. >> reporter: on across the board cuts -- >> the impacts will be severe and you're talking about a budget that already has been cut significantly over the last four years or so. to the point where we are cutting into the bone of our human services. >> reporter: they react to federal cuts whe
. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> one last sandy item. this is time lapse video of new york during the storm. you can see how windy it is. and then you can also see the precise moments on the power when it went out in lower manhattan. >>> and the power is still out to thousands of homes and the businesses there. new york's power company will expect much of it to be back on by tomorrow. >>> we're proud to announce that our parent company, they have contributed $1 million to the american red cross. in addition, cbs corporation will match any contribution made by its employees here to nissanty-related relief effort, by making additional contributions to the american red cross. >>> as for the presidential race, the biggest campaign event on the schedule today was the monthly jobs report. nationwide they added 171,000 jobs in october. but with more americans looking for work, the unemployment rate moved up slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. some more numbers for you. yes, you are looking at nate silver's political calculus blog at the new york times. maybe you check it out every day. maybe we would just turn
tomorrow. susan mcginniss, cbs news, washington. >>> today a fairfax county judge is expected to offer a ruling on a lawsuit over new rules when it comes to poll workers in virginia. the rule stipulates that poll watchers cannot leave their seats or talk to voters inside the voting sites. both parties have poll watchers which are typically there to answer questions about ballots. >>> more than 5 2,000 dcvoters voted early. early voting turnout was more than double those in 2010. >>> at 4:35, here's a look at some other things making news now. a preliminary report on the deadly crash of an atlanta police helicopter is due out this week. saturday night the chopper hit the top of a power line pole before crashing onto the street. two officers on board were killed. they were searching for a nine-year-old run away, who was later found unharmed. >>> an absolutely awful story out of pittsburgh. the death of a three-year-old boy at the pittsburgh zoo is now under investigation. a toddler fell into the exhibit for african dogs. 11 dogs surrounded this little boy and attacked and killed him. inv
has made about her are unfounded. as cbs news reported, the references to al qaeda were removed from rice's unclassified talking points by the intelligence community, not the white house or the state department. exactly who edited out those references is being probed by the senate intelligence committees. rice will meet with the three republican senators in a secure room to discuss classified material. the acting director of the cia, mike morell, will also help rice answer questions in this meeting and others on the hill this week. margaret brennan, cbs news, washington. >>> in egypt, a rally by supporters of president mohamed morsi has been cancelled. overnight anti-government protesters clashed with police in cairo's tahrir square. they plan to press ahead with the demonstration today, demanding that morsi relent on his seizure of near absolute authority. he said the edict was temporary and only granted him limited authority. holly williams is in cairo. do we have any indication of what the president there is going to do? is he going to back down? >> good morning. well, president m
issues. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >> the white house says the president will veto any bill that extends tax cuts for those making more than $250,000. >>> state and local governments are preparing for the fiscal cliff. virginia's governor directed all state agencies to identify 4% of their budget to cut out. that would affect northern virginia schools, of course, 14% of the fairfax county school budget coming from the state that. would be impacted. >> we're going to be concerned about any cut in funding given how tight our budget is. i think especially given the fact that we feel the state is underfunding us now. so to take anything from that would not be good. >> so in addition to the school budgets that would be affected we're talking about massive layoffs that would lead to vacant buildings and a reduction in commercial tax revenue, a large source of funding for local governments, more reasons than we need to avoid this fiscal cliff. >>> following mitt romney's sound defeat top republican officials take stock of what went wrong. members of the gop tell the washington
is to keep up this new way of living for the rest of their lives. cbs news, new york. >> and it is estimated that more than 78 million adults in this country are obese, though it's a tough challenge, indeed. >>> all right, sir, the weather is cold and clammy and it is not going to get any warmer? >> no. we'll take that. but it was kind of late march today and then november, it is kind of like march. high was only 53. average high was 54, well below the average. we'll start with a live look outside. it's the weather cam and a nice night. couple sprinkles that are on their way out. we're down to 51. dew points in the mid-30s. so it will drop, you know, into the 30s and low 40s tonight. relatively chilly. pressure is rising, 2.972. winds are now out of the northwest at 7. which by the way, it's generally a drying wind. here's a look at the radar with a couple sprinkles rolling across montgomery county and all the way across i-95 and the baltimore washington park way. right now we have leftover showers out in fairfax. it is very light and it will be on out of here in the next hour. but a couple
chin, cbs 5. >> for many alock the new jersey coast a mandatory evacuation order was in effect when the hurricane hit, but many people refused to leave. scott pelley shows us why they chose to stay behind and what's left. >> reporter: let us show you what parts of long beach island used to look like. notice the white house with the pool. now look at it today. that's the white house. wrecked. and the street is now a canal. long beach island has 150,000 residents in the summer, but today we found it mostly empty. the national guard is on patrol. earth movers are clearing roads and tons of beach sand. piles of debris are rising in parking lots. among the only residents here today were frank and sandra smith. they rode out the storm. they're in day three without power and the utility may shut off gas in town tonight as a safety precaution. it's been several days. what has it been like living here on the island? >> cold. dreary. we have no water except drinking water. no electric. >> reporter: why did you decide to stay? >> we knew if we left we couldn't come back. they won't let -- if w
well. we may well ask. i think that's up to the committee. >> reporter: cbs news learned general petraeus visited libya at the end of october and called several members of congress the week before he resigned saying that surveillance video of the benghazi attack supports an element of spontaneity as the administration first claimed. at least one republican reportedly expressed strong disapproval to petraeus over standing by that analysis. meanwhile, speaking at the university of denver last month, petraeus's biographer and alleged mistress paula broadwell revealed information about the attack that some say may indicate she was privy to sensitive information. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia annex had actually -- had taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoner. and they think the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> reporter: petraeus isn't the only high ranking official leaving his post since the benghazi assault. general carter hamm is stepping down as commander of u.s. africa command
crumbling the numbers our cbs news polling unit currently shows president obama looking narrowest a lead over challenger mitt romney. it could change over the next three days, of course. the promise and peril of high-tech vote prediction was first demonstratedded live on our air back in 1952. as martha teichner reminds us now in our sunday morning cover story. >> good evening, everyone. this is walter cronkite speaking to you from cbs television election headquarters, here in new york city. >> reporter: it wasn't just the first coast-to-coast broadcast of a presidential election and walter cronkite's first time anchoring on election night. it was the first time a computer was used to project the winner. >> this is the face of a univay. reporter: laughable now, ground-breaking then. >> univac, can you tell us what your prediction is now on the basis of the returns we've had so far? i don't know. i think that univac is an honest machine, a good deal more honest than a lot of commentators working. he doesn't think he has enough to tell us anything about. >> reporter: but the computer did ha
report help more, president obama, or perhaps it's mitt romney. we'll be joined live by cbs news' bob schieffer coming up next. keely and bianca thompson. keely, keely, keely and bianca thompson. accokeek. keely's district boxing and youth center. accokeek. >>> we are coming down to the wire, and on the presidential campaign trail, president obama and mitt romney are both targeting undecided voters who may be influenced by today's unemployment report. the jobless rate rose a 10th of a point from 7.8 to 7.9%. it is the highest number an incumbent president has faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. employers added 171,000 new jobs in october. 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. and the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. both president obama and mitt romney campaigned today in the battleground state of ohio. >>> with election day just days away the final push in the presidential race will be the focus of this week's cbs news "face the nation." joining us from new york is the host, bob schieffer. bob, does today's unemploymen
it could take another week to get all the gas stations back up and running. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >>> officials estimated that half of all the gas stations in the area are closed due to lack of power or because gas trucks are just not able to reach the stations to refill the tanks. >>> the airlines have resumed some service in and out of the northeast. the first flights landed in the bay area last night. one of the first to arrive was a united flight from jfk to sfo. passengers said it's been a stressful time in new york. >> i was staying at a hotel, the union square w. they took good care of us until the power went out. no cell phones, you couldn't call anyone. it was crazy. >> it was terrifying. we have a niece who works on wall street who takes the ferry, staten island ferry. there's no dock anymore. you see the roofs of trees everywhere. houses floating away. >> flights from the bay area have resumed departures to the east coast. >>> in politics, president obama will resume campaigning for re-election today after taking a few days off to manage federal response to the ea
it looks like when new yorkers lose the subway system we all rely on. >> on "cbs this morning." >> how hard is it to drain sea water from 20 miles of subway tunnels? put some sham wows down there. we have the technology. put some sham wows down there. we have the technology. please! captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. you can see how hurricane sandy has destroyed property and lives. now being blamed for 92 deaths in the united states. >> some 3.8 million utility customers in 13 states are still without electricity. most of them in new york and new jersey. new estimate says sandy will cause $50 billion in damage to the economy. that makes it the second most expensive storm in u.s. history, after hurricane katrina. >> nearly half of new york city's death from superstorm sandy happened on staten island. homeland secretary janet napolitano is going there today, where people say they're suffering and not getting enough help. anna werner, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you stand on this street in
victim of the year. live in oakland, i'm da lin cbs 5. >>> developing news out of the northeast. three days after sandy slammed the region, tempers are flaring. and emotions are running high. the u.s. death toll has climbed to more than 80. the storm is blamed on 157 deaths total. it's unknown how many people are missing but searches are happening in several states. rising floodwaters have tens of thousands stranded in their homes. and 4.6 million homes and businesses are still without power. in new jersey, entire communities are unrecognizable. large areas of the coastline are in ruins with homes, piers and boardwalks wrecked. and now drivers are facing long lines for gas. this line wrapped around for miles as drivers waited hours to fill up at the few stations that still have both electricity and supplies. and it's a traffic nightmare in new york city. new york subways are providing limited service today and drivers trying to get into the city faced gridlock. cbs reporter vinita nair is in lower manhattan tonight. >> reporter: i'm here in lower manhattan standing in front of one of t
. but it is likely lawmakers will push closing a deal right up to the deadline. tara mergener, for cbs news, the white house. >>> now, the president is set to speak at 1:00. we will be streaming it live on our web site. wusatv9.com. >>> former democratic national committee chair terry mcauliffe is running for political office and sent an e-mail announcing he will run for governor of virginia. he tried for governor last year but lost in the democratic provide mare. since the current governor republican bob mcdonald cannot run again, they are seeking the republican nomination. >>> this election day, maryland became one of the three states to pass the same-sex marriage by popular vote. the first weddings take place in january but as chris fisher report, one local company has been planning these kinds of weddings for the last 13 years. >> same-sex weddings may be new to maryland but not catherine. >> the web site is gay weddings.com. we are a comprehensive planning resource for same-sex couples. i am a straight mom, i am proud to say, she founded the company in 1999 and people thought she was c
nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> virginia is, of course, one of those states that could go either way on tuesday. both candidates are trying to reach voters in every demographic. tonight surae chinn reports the campaigns today focused on asian voters in northern virginia. >> reporter: the weather very good today, says ben romney, trying to connect with his chinese audience. the gop dispatched romney's son to annandale. >> we hope they will come out and support my dad and paul ryan and put us over the top here in virginia. >> i really expect mitt romney to win a close race in virginia. >> reporter: not too far away in the heart of the vietnamese community in falls church, tim kaine you remembered asian americans to get out to vote. governor mitt romney may have a tougher sell among asian voters because of his strong stance on china and trade relations. >> trade relations with china could be changed from its current status. >> reporter: a woman in the crowd asked romney about his father's unfriendly comments. >> my concern is that he wants to appeal to the chinese american community
.to love dave letterman. income back to cbs "this you're i i'm nora o'donnell in new york. charlie rose, you're in my chair sitting rton. he i'm sitting right here. i feel the great not of the chair. >> >> miss you. >> i meiss you, and i'll be bac tomorrow. >>> there's a sense of unit here in washington because there's orientation for the newest members of congress. chip reid is out the capitol. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, and good morning to our viewers out west. earlier this morning the 80 or so new member of congress gathered on the capitol steps for their freshman class photo. they won't be sworn in until january, but they're here this week for a crash course on congress 101. the halls of the u.s. capitol hel a bit like high school this week, returning congressman strut with the confidence of >> r seniors. >> good morning. em reporter: newly elected embers seem like eager freshmen. >> on the scale of one to ten, one your? are you? >> a ten. it is exciting. >> reporter: there are nearly 80 ew members in the house including indiana's susan usanks. >> it has been a
carrying several boxes of documents. officials have told cbs news that that scandal began to surface in june when broadwell e-mailed kelley, telling her to stay away from petraeus. this was about the same time that broadwell and petraeus broke off their affair. sources say when petraeus learned that broadwell was sending harassing messages to kelley, he asked her to stop. kelley was spotted monday leaving her tampa home. she's not commented, but she has hired a high-powered legal team, including abbe lowell. meanwhile, the man at the center of the scandal has also stayed silent. friends and former aides who have spoken with him say petraeus did not intend to resign from his job until it became clear the scandal would become public. they now say petraeus is extremely remorseful. >> he sa, in those words, "i screwed up, what i did was wrong, there's no excuses for it," and he's not going to try to explain it away. >> reporter: colonel peter mansoor worked with petraeus from 2006 to 2008 and he's spoken with him several times since the scandal broke friday. mansoor says broadwell was gi
at $50 billion. randall pinkston, cbs news, stafford township, new jersey. >>> new york's mayor michael bloomberg has decided to go ahead with this weekend's scheduled new york city marathon. there's some criticism about the decision. but the mayor says the race will show the city's resilience and it will be a financial boost for the city. so we're asking, should the new york city marathon go on as planned? you can comment on facebook or twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. -- at cbssf.com. >>> air force bases with helping with hurricane relief efforts. a cargo plane took off from travis air force base as part of a group of 17 aircraft heading to new york. they are carrying more than a million pounds of equipment including utility trucks and relief supplies. >>> 4:33. a violent attack caught on camera. police in san francisco are asking for help from the public to find the manassaulted a muni station agent -- man who assaulted a muni station agent. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live with surveillance video. >>> reporter: good morning. the station agent was badly injured. he is out
this year. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. ffice. . >>> and coming up on face the nation, what we can expect in president obama's next term in office. the big question? can he break the gridlock in congress? the president's campaign advisor david axelrod, plus republican senator lindsey graham for face the nation, right here on cbs 5. >>> two people are dead, four others hospitalized after eating wild mushrooms in placer county. it happened at the gold villa elderly care home. on tuesday, a caregiver picked mushrooms on the property and used them to make soup. workers at a call center of the california poison control system say they have heard this type of story often, especially at this time of year. >> we get them almost every year, where people go out picking wild mushrooms and wind up picking these deadly mushrooms and wind up in the hospital, very sick, and intensive care, with a failing liver. >> now, there are some 5000 known species of mushrooms growing out there. but get this, only about 300 are known to be safe. a state department of social services is looking into that late
slamming new york city. >> few more days and no power new york might get weird. >> on cbs "this morning." >> speaking foreign language >> when your city is flooding that's as bad as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york, norah o'donnell is in washington. the extent of superstorm sandy's damage has become clearer and more alarming, five a day. this morning sandy is blamed for 75 deaths in ten states. and about 5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city many subway and commuter trains are now running and the city has put restrictions on drivers trying to get into manhattan. drivers also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. this morning hundreds of thousands of people along the new jersey shore are facing months even years of rebuilding. jeff glor is in things where president obama saw the power of sandy for himself on wednesday. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning to you. 14 are dead in new jersey but there is increasing concern that as more homes are searched
first responders will be on hand only telling cbs news there will be adequate detail to secure and barricade the 26 mile race through new york's five boroughs. the effort is joined by some 8,000 volunteers. it will be a good thing for the city post-sandy. >> reporter: anil bhambhani manages a new york athletic store. he likens this year's race to the one he ran after 9/11. >> big sense of pride and accomplishment for new yorkers. >> reporter: molly pritz wouldn't be kept away but training presents its own challenge. central park has been closed to clear debris. 4 athlete tons the now overcrowded streets of the city. clean up crews are working to make all the pavement passable. still participants will get a good glimpse of the devastation along the route. sanitation workers are clearing the starting line on staten island where some residents are still missing. in brooklyn the runners will pass buildings submerged days ago. in queens within ten miles of the neighborhood that lost 100 homes to fire and flood. the race will end in manhattan after heading briefly through the bronx w
20 miles of subway tunnels? you have the technology! please. >>> welcome to "cbs morning news." i'm charlie o'donnell. norah o'donnell is in washington. >>> the storm is now blamed for at least 92 deaths in the united states. >> some 3.8 million utility customers in 13 states are still without electricity. most of them in new york and new jersey. a new estimate shows sandy will cost $50 million in damage to the economy. that makes it the second most expensive storm in history after hurricane katrina. >> nearly half of new york city's deaths happened on staten island. secretary of state janet napolitano will be there today. anna werner is there. >> reporter: good morning. homes are destroyed. the storm threw cars like toys. that's what it looks like all down this street yet many residents say they believe they've been ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten borough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we could have died! we couldn't breathe! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claimi
medical correspondent with the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> we like to stay away from the word miracle, we really do. that's an overused word. i will say when i got there that night, i had the feeling at the pit of my stomach at first when i walked in, i thought oh my, this isn't a movie. we don't know how this is going to end. this could end with death. there were no deaths as far as we know of anybody or catastrophes. >> rose: finally this evening we change courses and turn to narco terrorism in mexico and talk about that with mexico's secretary of the interior alejandro poire. >> mexico has been moving forward very significantly. of course we're very worried about the violence and security but in many areas and we can talk about them at length, mexico has made very significant advances. >> rose: the aftermath of hurricane sandy, extraordinary evacuation from a hospital and conversation with a secretary of the interior of mexico when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: it has been three
for some guy called aki. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." a powerful nor'easter is bringing new trouble for tens of thousands of superstorm sandy victims. so far the new storm has knocked out electricity to at least 60,000 homes and businesses in the new york city area. many of them had just got entheir power restored. >> the winter storm brought rain, strong winds and several inches of snow region. airlines cancelled nearly 1600 flights and highways and train routes were also disrupted and families shivered in homes. ben, how is everybody doing? >> reporter: well, norah you can see this is the last thing that people needed. the streets in tuckerton flood again, front yards flood. as nor'easters go this wouldn't be a big deal. but for a couple of days people were able to come back to this neighborhood to save what they could, tearing out carpets, ripping down walls. that has now been put on hold. one woman said this second storm feels like a second punch to the gut. when the nor'easter slammed into the jersey shore wind and rain quickly turned into a whiteout as temperatures plummeted i
. we turn to john dickerson the cbs news political director for an analysis as we approach the election. welcome. >> we have about five or ten minutes here. give me a snapshot of where this election is as we go into this weekend and the candidates will be making their closing arguments. >> that's right. they're both kingheir closing arguments. they are all going to the same states. those eight battleground states. ohio is still the granddaddy of them all. governor romney is going there the most of all the battleground states, the same with the president. right now would you have to say that the president has the better electoral map. the polls in more battleground states are favouring him. but romney is doing better in north carolina and florida, and on the early vote he's doing well in those states, doing well in colorado. but the president is doing well in iowa and nevada with the early vote which tel its a ttlebit how this thing is starting to break. >> rose: do they have two different views of america that they are appealing to? >> in this last moment they are both appealing to the
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